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FOOD TRAIL
Author:- Aiyushman Dutta
Publisher:- Ministry of Culture, Govt of India under its Documentation Scheme in association with Quaint Essense (2013)
Price:- INR 500.00, Pages:- 0
Category: Arts
Book Description

In Northeast India, food plays many roles. From being a tool for unification to an object of taboo, almost every food item and cuisine here have a story behind them. A reflection of the regions tremendous socio-cultural diversity, the varied cuisines here are also testimony to the inherent unity among the people.

A first-of-its-kind anthology, Food Trail: Discovering the Food Culture of Northeast India offers a peek into the life and culture of the people here through the prism of their food. Containing perspectives on subjects as varied as anthropology, sociology and literature, this book is sure to translate as a database for those seeking to know about the social and symbolic role of food in Northeast India. Besides featuring narratives by some of the most respected voices of the region, the high quality aesthetic photographs provides for a visual delight.

The best part of the book is that it is an insiders perspective about their own life and culture. Not conceived as an academic or scholarly collection, it is an honest attempt of people from the region to represent their food culture in their own perspective.

Conceived, primarily written and edited by well-known writer and cultural activist Aiyushman Dutta, Food Trail includes more than 30 insightful narratives by prominent Northeast Indian writers and researchers, including Prof Temsula Ao, Easterine Kire, Kula Saikia, Anjum Hassan, and many more.

Publisher: Ministry of Culture, Government of India under its Documentation Scheme in association with Quaint Essense

Foreword by Prof AC Bhagawati, Eminent Anthropologist, Tagore National Fellow, Former VC, Arunachal Pradesh University

First published: 2013

Genre Anthropology/ literature

CONCEPT & PRINCIPAL WRITER: Aiyushman Dutta

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS:

  • 1. Jyoti Das
  • 2. Pouriangthanliu
  • 3. Janice Pariat
  • 4. Lalthansangi Ralte
  • 5. Cherrie L Changte
  • 6. Paramita Livingstone
  • 7. Meenaxi Barkatak
  • 8. Imsopangla Ao
  • 9. Dharamsing Teron
  • 10. DILS Laksmindra Kumar Sinha
  • 11. Morningkeey Phangcho
  • 12. Karunamay Sinha
  • 13. Jahnavi Barua
  • 14. Susan Waten
  • 15. Dr. MC Sarmah
  • 16. Chandana Choudhury Barua
  • 17. Dr. Mineswar Hazarika
  • 18. Anjum Hassan
  • 19. Khriebo Belhou
  • 20. Akhrieno Savi
  • 21. Kula Saikia
  • 22. Easterine Kire
  • 23. Bhaskar Phukan
  • 24. Micah Hanson
  • 25. Hsi May
  • 26. Prof Temsula Ao
  • 27. Viloli Achumi
  • 28. Dr Rabindra Teron

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

  • 1. Aiyushman Dutta
  • 2. Micah Hanson
  • 3. Arif Siddiqui

ISBN 978-93-80247-19-9

ORIGINAL PRICE OF THE BOOK : Rs.1000 (50% discount available at our site)


ABOUT AIYUSHMAN DUTTA:

A journalist-critic-cultural activist based out of Guwahati, Aiyushman Dutta has been writing on north-eastern music, folklore, culture and developmental issues in various publications and portals. One of the very few mainstream journalists working for the propagation of the Northeast Indian cultural paradigm, he has travelled extensively across the region, knowing the people, soaking in their culture and way of life.

He was last holding the post of the Assistant Editor of The Sentinel in Guwahati, besides being the principal correspondent (East India) for Sound Box, published from Mumbai. He is also associated with a host of international and national agencies like the United Nations and the Government, both at the States and the Centre, as a documentation consultant.

A north-easterner passionate about his land and people, he has been exploring varies cultural and social facets of the region. He has been writing on the art and cultural scenario of the Northeast continuously since 2006 for a weekly column, Symphony, in The Sentinel. His brainchild, The Guwahati International Music Festival, has emerged as a premier music festival of India.

An occasional filmmaker, he has directed docu-features on the folk traditions and life and culture of Arunachal Pradesh, a feature on harnessing the healing power of music in strife-torn areas, etc. As a script-writer, he has scripted stories for a number of productions, including the 25 years celebration of Zonal Cultural Centres, Ministry of Culture, Government of India and which was directed by Bansi Kaul, SNA awardee. His authored and edited works includes a coffee book on the music, dance and culture of the Northeast, a coffee table on Hornbill festival for the Tourism department of Nagaland, 25 years silver jubilee publication of NEZCC, besides others.

When he is not criss-crossing across the Northeast, Aiyushman lives in Guwahati, Assam and can be reached at aiyushmandutta@gmail.com.

 
 

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  AJANTA THAKURIA: Jul 25, 2013

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS: 1. Jyoti Das 2. Pouriangthanliu 3. Janice Pariat 4. Lalthansangi Ralte 5. Cherrie L Changte 6. Paramita Livingstone 7. Meenaxi Barkataki 8. Imsopangla Ao 9. Dharamsing Teron 10. DILS Laksmindra Kumar Sinha 11. Morningkeey Phangcho 12. Karunamay Sinha 13. Jahnavi Barua 14. Susan Waten 15. Dr. MC Sarmah 16. Chandana Choudhury Barua 17. Dr. Mineswar Hazarika 18. Anjum Hassan 19. Khriebo Belhou 20. Akhrieno Savi 21. Kula Saikia 22. Easterine Kire 23. Bhaskar Phukan 24. Micah Hanson 25. Hsi May 26. Prof Temsula Ao 27. Viloli Achumi 28. Dr Rabindra Teron PHOTOGRAPHERS: 1. Aiyushman Dutta 2. Micah Hanson 3. Arif Siddiqui

 


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